Primary Care Practice & Integrative Wellness located in Roseville, CA
When you’re determined to lose weight and you want the best chance for long-term success, you’ll get the help and support you need through the weight loss program at Hopkins MD. As a specialist in the treatment of obesity, Tom Hopkins, MD, offers a fully customized program that takes a multidisciplinary approach and includes everything you need to start on the path to a slimmer, healthier body. To learn more about the weight-loss program, call the office in Roseville, California, or book an appointment online.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why is being overweight so dangerous for my health?
Gaining weight seriously affects your health in many ways. First, there’s the extra stress on your heart, bones, and joints. Then you also develop problems throughout your body because fat cells actively produce and release hormones and biochemicals.
The substances released by fat cells affect your metabolism, often making it more difficult to lose weight. Additionally, they cause inflammation throughout your body, which triggers a range of health problems.
When you’re overweight, you have a higher risk of developing serious conditions such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiovascular disease
- Sleep apnea
Overweight and obesity are also known to contribute to breast, endometrial, and colon cancers.
What benefits do I gain from a physician-supervised weight-loss program?
You’ll work together with Dr. Hopkins and Julie Barker, a health and wellness coach, to design a weight-loss program that’s as unique as you are. At Hopkins MD, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter diets or diets that require high-priced foods. Instead, you’ll get a comprehensive plan that’s customized to fit your needs.
Dr. Hopkins considers your body type, medical history, likes and dislikes, eating habits, schedule demands, and weight-loss goals. Then he uses that information to develop a meal plan and exercise regimen that works for you. He also creates a behavior modification plan that helps you change the habits that lead to weight gain.
When needed, Dr. Hopkins prescribes weight-loss medications that can boost your efforts by suppressing your appetite, making you feel less hungry, or blocking fat absorption. You’ll also get nutritional advice and high-quality supplements to ensure you get essential nutrients.
Dr. Hopkins closely monitors your progress as you slim down because your health is his first priority. You can also count on getting the motivational support you need to stick with your weight-loss program.
Can I consider weight-loss surgery?
Weight-loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, may be a good option for patients who meet the weight and health criteria. If you’re interested in pursuing this option, Dr. Hopkins has created a program that integrates his medical weight-loss care with the expert surgical services available at the Sutter Bariatric Program. Under this program, you’ll get seamless and comprehensive care before, during, and after bariatric surgery.
If you’re ready to lose weight and maintain your loss for the long run, call Hopkins MD, or book an appointment online.